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Space and Science

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Researchers strive to create underwater vehicles that swim like fish

The Navy has given researchers at Florida Atlantic University a $258,008 grant to study the movement of fish in order to enhance the motion of underwater vehicles.

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Star Trek tech: From science fiction to science fact

When Star Trek first made its TV appearance 50 years ago this week, it showed us cool technologies and gadgets that people could only dream about in the 1960s. Today, many of those are a reality.

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Mars rover uses A.I. to decide what to zap with a laser

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity now has the ability to decide what targets it wants to capture with a camera or hit with its laser all on its own. No humans needed.

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NASA ready to build Mars 2020 rover

NASA is ready to wrap up the final design and begin building the next Mars rover, which is set to search, for the first time, for signs of past life on the planet.


RoboGlove returns to Earth

NASA's RoboGlove is coming back to Earth as a commercial product made by GM.


Only the government knows what this top-secret Shuttle look-a-like is doing

It's been a year since the Air Force launched the secret X-37B. There are many theories about why it's up there, but the government isn't saying much.


NASA will experiment with fire in space

NASA will deliberately start a fire in space. Engineers are hoping to learn more about how fire spreads in zero gravity, and with that knowledge make safer space missions.


Alphabet could sell robot-maker Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics, a advanced robot start-up that was purchased by Google just over two years ago, is up for sale according to Bloomberg.

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NASA tests rocket engine, a big step in sending humans into deep space

The space agency today for the first time successfully tested its new deep space RS-25 rocket engine. The engine was fired up for 500 seconds, or about 8.5 minutes.


Meet Connie, the Hilton robot concierge

Next time you check in a Hilton, you might find Connie, a robot concierge powered by IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence platform. At the Hilton McLean in Virginia, Connie is learning to interact with guests and respond to their...

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The InSight Mars probe mission is back on

After earlier cancelling this month's planned launch of NASA's Mars probe, the space agency said today that the InSight mission will now lift off in May 2018.


The U.S. will see an amazing total solar eclipse in 2017

If the views of this week’s total solar eclipse in Asia made you wish you could see one and you’re in the U.S., mark your calendar for August 21, 2017. For the first time in almost 100 years, a total solar eclipse will travel from...


BMW's concept car wows with shape-shifting

BMW's latest concept car, timed to its 100-year anniversary, has shape-shifting sides and a steering wheel that folds into the dash.


Space X fails at latest sea landing attempt

The fourth time was not the charm for Space X on Friday, which again failed at the tricky task of landing a rocket on a floating platform in the middle of the ocean.


A monkey controls a wheelchair with its brain

Researchers at Duke University in North Carolina have managed to detect the thoughts of a monkey via Hair-thin microfilaments in two regions of the monkey’s brain.


Virgin Galactic unveils VSS Unity SpaceShip Two

The latest space tourism prototype from Virgin Galactic was unveiled at the company's Spaceport America facility in the Mojave Desert. Richard Branson says he'll be the first passenger when it's safe to travel


Non-stick wings keeps bugs off aircraft

NASA researchers are investigating non-stick wing surfaces that help aircraft fly more efficiently and new flaps that can reduce take off and landing noise around airports.


Space laser communications satellite launches

The first node of the European Data Relay System is in orbit, promising much faster relay of important scientific data

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